Dai Ichi Arts
Japanese gallery Dai Ichi Arts, Ltd. showcased both modern and contemporary sculpture and tea-ware. According to gallery owner Beatrice Lei Chang, Japanese ceramics are particularly unique in that the artist will strive to work within the objects’ inherent utilitarian use. American modern art played a big influence in the development of Japanese ceramics in the 1950s and beyond, which can be seen in the sculptures of artist Hayashi Yasuo.
Dai Ichi Arts,100 Central Park South, New York, NY, USA +1 212 230 1680
Joan B. Mirviss Ltd
Joan B. Mirviss Ltd. was another excellent stop to view Japanese tsubo, or vessels. Her collection focused on both antique and modern pieces, bringing the spirit, history and culture of Japan to life through the objects.
Joan B Mirviss, 39 East 78th Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 799 4021
The Kang Collection
The Kang Collection took a decidedly contemporary turn in 2015 with an exhibition titled ‘Happy Modern’, which traced the narratives and techniques that have brought Korean art from the classical to the modern day, accounting for its current place at the top of the global art market.
The Kang Collection, 9 East 82nd St #3A, New York, NY, USA +1 212 7341490
Gisele Croes and Walter Arader
Showcasing antique and classical works, both Gisele Croes and Walter Arader were well worth a visit. This year, Ms. Croes rented her space from Gagosian Gallery on Madison Avenue, with the exhibition ‘From This Life to Eternity’ presenting ancient Chinese works such as a very rare Guanyin sculpture of the ‘Bodhisattva of Compassion’ in a sleek modern setting. Walter Arader, who opens his family home to visitors during Asia Week New York every year, presented his collection of Himalayan Art in a space that breathes antiquity and beautifully accommodates the figurines.
Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, USA +1 212 744 2313
Full List of Participating Galleries: Asia Week NY Dealers
Events at Participating Museums and Institutions: Asia Society Calender of Events
By Kseniya Baranova